Schluff Jull seldom plays concerts in Southern Germany. This is one of these by their fans long awaited concerts. It was a hot night & a hot show!
It's the first Schluff Jull upload to the Live Music Archive, therefore the following band info:
Schluff Jull (Viersen, Germany) - founded 1985 as a psychedelic six-man project, developed a characteristic style thanks to the musicians‘ enthusiasm
for playing, which was oriented on American rock music (Allman Brothers, The Band, Dead), but which rejected the then widespread copying of the well-known
Westcoast and Southern Rock-Repertoires. Schluff Jull used mainly their own material from the beginning. The band increasing to at least 10 members
and the expansion of its classic rock section, to include percussion and wind instruments, went hand in hand with the improvment in their
Today, Schluff Jull have integrated elements from rock, blues, soul, folk and jazz into a mature, individual sound which is between clever
song arrangement and imaginative improvisation with which - similar to American bands like Phish or Blues Traveler - keep the music alive and
develop it further in the spirit of the legendary Grateful Dead.
Schluff Jull‘s origin and concept make them a band, which beyond the three-and-a-half minute format, has a comfortable, relaxed relationship
with the factor of time. Complex songs with a lot of scope for improvisation and individual musical atmosphere as well as the feel for the spontaneity
of the moment, characterize the likeable group from Viersen. A continually developed 60-song repertoire enables Schluff Jull to frequently vary
their sets and doubtlessy makes the band more attractive as alive act. Calculated rock drama has no place at a Schluff Jull Concert. Keeping to
their songs and reviding them from time to time reflects the philosophy of the musicians around the songwriter, lead singer and guitarist Olaf Kalemba.
The silent demand contained in the approch - for a period of maturity for music and its interpreters - is consistendly met by Schluff Jull themselves.
This fact which is really worth listening to, is confirmed by the band‘s first album - a live recording of a Christmas concert given in Viersen. The Cd
"HEARTLINES" on TAXIM Records is much more than a snapshot of a home concert in Viersen, it is the long-overdue calling card from a self-confident band.
The second album "CIRCLIN`ROUND A SUN" has been released in May 98. Relix magazine from the USA called it really true quality music!
Meanwhile, after „NO MATTER OF AGE“ (2001) und „COLORS FOR YOUR EARS“ (2006, on CD and 2-lp-set), in late September 2010 the band released the fith album
"HANG ON TO YOUR DREAM" on TAXIM Records.
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